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Chapter 32. Analytical and Forensic Toxicology

Which of the following is most commonly used as a drug of sexual assault?

a. narcotics.

b. amphetamines.

c. benzodiazepines.

d. ethanol.

e. antidepressants.

All of the following statements regarding analytic/forensic toxicology are true EXCEPT:

a. Analytic toxicology uses analytic chemistry to characterize a chemical’s adverse effect on an organism.

b. Medical examiners and coroners are most important in determining cause of death.

c. Tissues and body fluids are vital in forensic toxicology.

d. Forensic toxicology is used for purposes of the law.

e. Chapuis first characterized a system for classifying toxic agents.

Which of the following criteria is NOT routinely used to check for adulteration of drug urine analysis?

a. urea.

b. pH.

c. color.

d. specific gravity.

e. creatinine.

Which blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is most commonly used as the statutory definition of DUI?

a. 0.04.

b. 0.06.

c. 0.08.

d. 0.12.

e. 0.16.

Which of the following drugs is NOT properly matched with its most common analytic method?

a. benzodiazepines—GC/MS.

b. ibuprofen—TLC/HPLC.

c. amphetamines—immunoassays.

d. barbiturates—GC/immunoassays.

e. ethanol—immunoassays.

For which of the following drugs is serum NOT used during toxicology testing?

a. ethanol.

b. cocaine.

c. aspirin.

d. barbiturates.

e. ibuprofen.

Which of the following is LEAST important in determining variability in response to drug therapy?

a. drug interactions.

b. distribution in body tissue.

c. body mass index.

d. pathologic conditions.

e. rate of metabolism.

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